Syllabus | Schedule

Physics 2B Schedule
Spring 2020
Date
In-Class topics & Lab Activities
Homework Sets Examples Weekly PLC: Due Fridays


1/28


1/30

Introduction, 2A review, light rays
Lab 1: Mirrors

Ray drawing, images, mirror equation
Lab 1: Mirrors

Homework Set 1

 

PLC 1: Mirror Images

2/4

2/6

Mirror examples; ray drawing
Lab 2: Lenses & correcting vision

Lens equation, examples, ray drawing
Lab 2: Lenses & correcting vision


Homework Set 2




http://ricktu288.github.io/ray-optics/ PLC 2: Lenses

2/11

2/13

Mirror / lens combinations; vision
Lab 3: Refraction

Refraction & Snell's Law
Lab 3: Refraction
Homework Set 3
No extras assigned due to the web issues over the weekend

Practice Celebration PLC 3: Refraction

2/18

2/20

Wave Interference
Lab 4: 2-Slit Interference

Wave Interference     
Lab 4: 2-Slit Interference

Homework Set 4

Practice Answers PLC 4: Interference

2/25

2/27

Diffraction
Lab 5: Diffraction Challenge

Diffraction & gratings
Lab 5:Diffraction Challenge

Homework Set 5

  PLC 5: More Interference

3/3

3/5

Review & example catch-up
Lab 6: Review

>>>1st Celebration<<<
Lab 6: Make-up Labs

    PLC 6: Traffic Light

3/10

3/12

Static Electricity
Lab 7: Electric Charge

Electric Forces
Lab 7: Electric Charge
    PLC 7: Electric Charge

3/17

3/19

Electric Potential
Lab 8: Mapping Electric Potential

Electric Potential
Lab 8: Mapping Electric Potential

    PLC 8: Potential

3/24

3/26

SPRING BREAK

  SPRING BREAK  

3/31

4/2

DC Circuits
Lab 9: DC Voltages

DC Circuits
Lab 9: Ohm's Rule
     

4/7

4/9

Resistors in DC
Lab 10: Equivalent resistor rules

Resistivity & conductivity
Lab 10: Playdoh resisitivity

     

4/14

4/16

Magnetic Forces
Lab 11: Magnet Exploratorium

Magnetic Fields
Lab 11: Magnet Exploratorium

     

4/21

4/23

Catch-up / Review
Lab 12: Review

>>>2nd Celebration!<<<
Lab 12: Make-up

     

4/28

4/30

Atomic Physics & Energy Levels
Lab 13: Spectroscopy

Atomic Physics
Lab 13: Fluorescence
     

5/5

5/7
Nuclei, radioactivity, radiation
Lab 14: Radioactivity

Nuclear decay
Lab 14: Radioactivity
     

5/12


5/14

Catch-up
Lab 15: Review & potluck

Review
Lab 15: Review & potluck
     

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